Baudelaire IO - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.08/5 rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Described as a saison ale brewed with hibiscus and other herbs and flowers. The beer pours from a bottle by one of the friendly bartenders at the Ann Arbor Jolly Pumpkin beer pub.
The color is a clear, light plum color, almost dark pink with subtle purple hues. No head whatsoever just flat juice-like liquid that sits motionless in the glass. Pretty disappointing.
The aroma is floral, funky, and enticing. Interesting but the wild yeast character conflict with the sweet and subtle aromatics of the fruit, flowers and herbs. Overall there seems to be a mistake in the glass even with the interesting array of flavors.
The taste is much the same: somewhere between a funky saison and a fruit ale but not quite either and missing the unique and enjoyable qualities. The taste of plum, rose, pear and funky barnyardness all merge into a very agrarian profile.
All of this sits on a very light delicate body with no carbonation. I would not look for this beer again despite it's unique design and rarity from a overall good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2009 04:31:30 | More by NoLiberty
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Baudelaire IO from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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